how to redirect to in DNS records or apache2 ?

Posted September 15, 2016 3.2k views


I have a working with a signed certificate.

if i add a CNAME record
CNAME www is redirected to

the CERT is not signed for the site that includes the www.

how do I make a simple redirect for the to point to

or do I have to make another virtual server in apache with the www. ?

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Using a rewrite in an .htaccess file you could do it with:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.example\.com$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

or you could create a separate VirtualHost file for www and redirect it from there like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
        Redirect permanent /